If The Flames

If the flames

do not turn your bones into ash

your bones will rot

deep in the ground

but only for Them

for You’ll come around

and as They’re carving into stone

You may walk again

through countless fields

and endless roads

They will remember you

for only a blink

of the Universe’s Eye

but the fields and roads

shall know You

for all Eternity



If The Flames

© 2017 Clive Culverhouse


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Clive Culverhouse

Mon 30th Nov 2020 08:31

The Eternal Return (Recurrence) Friedrich Nietzsche et al

KJBible Ecclesiastes 1: 9-10 That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

The Bhagavad Gita 2: 12 There has never been a time when you and I and the kings gathered here have not existed, nor will there be a time when we cease to exist (Krishna says) [Eknath Easwaran translation, 2nd ed. Nilgiri Press, 2007]

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Clive Culverhouse

Wed 1st Jul 2020 16:01

thanks Po

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Clive Culverhouse

Wed 1st Jul 2020 11:47

Thanks Keith, I will always write more..

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Clive Culverhouse

Wed 1st Jul 2020 11:46

Thanks Cynthia
I originally put this poem on poem hunter and people almost over analysed it which was fun to read but society broke down, entire crops were lost...
The poem ending is my attempt at a William Blake style of writing.

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keith jeffries

Wed 1st Jul 2020 11:45


I have read a good amount of your poetry recently and enjoyed many. This poem has a special attraction for me as I often contemplate our mortality, its consequences and significance. I look forward to reading more

Thank you for this,

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 1st Jul 2020 11:30

I really like this. I should never have read it more than once.

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